Holiday Prep with Samsung and Best Buy

As you may be aware, our house drowned, thanks to Hurricane Harvey. Hard to believe, that was 6 weeks ago.  It’s taken a lot of friends and family and HOURS of their help to get us to where we are today…which is a house with walls but without floors.  We are also kitchen-less. You read […]

Central Market Annual Hatch Chile Festival

I was recently asked by Central Market to check out their Hatch Chile Festival.  Being new to Texas, and to grocery stores that actually CARRY things like Hatch Chiles, of course, I said yes. I live just outside of Houston, in a suburb called Spring.  Downtown is only about 15-20 minutes away, depending on the […]

Dunkin’ Donuts Sweet Black Pepper Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

It’s not every day that Dunkin’ Donuts asks me to give one of their products a try.  I mean, I WISH they did, but at the same time, I’m also a hermit, and having to drive a couple of miles EVERYDAY would mean PANTS EVERYDAY, and we all know that isn’t happening. I mean, come […]

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream and Wok Wednesday Dumplings

Okay, stop the presses. Did you know there’s thing called Wok Wednesdays now? Yep…#WokWednesday.  To follow #TacoTuesday, which follows #MeatlessMonday. I really need to invent a day. Like #3OldPicklesAndCheesestickThursday, which, in our house, could literally be just about everyday, because I am the laziest dinner-maker I know.  I’m not sure what Rust must think of […]

The Man’s Review of the New GE Keurig Refrigerator

This is Mr. Texas, a guest here at doughmesstic.com.  By now, you all know my real name, and if you don’t, well, sorry, it’s buried in the abyss of previous posts.  That’s not important anyway.  What is important is this fancy new fridge that I use every single day.  The new GE French-Door Refrigerator with […]

Packable Lunch Snack for a Picky Eater

This post is sponsored by Pirates Booty and Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Have you ever eaten school lunch with your child? I mean – not you homeschool moms – you are in a league all your own, and wow, right on to you but that’s never going to be […]

GE French-Door Refrigerator with Keurig® K-Cup® Brewing System

As many of you know, I moved to Big Texas back in May, after courting a fine man for the winter, and being convinced that though Texas would most certainly be HOT, it would be worth it. It is. Both. It IS hot.  But it IS worth it. We’ve had a wonderful spring and summer, […]

Bears for Humanity

I’ve just learned, for sure, that all stuffed animals are not created equally. I know, I know.  We all have a pile of fluffy creatures in bins and baskets and on beds all throughout our homes.  It seems our kiddos just can’t get enough of them, or well, at least that’s how it is in […]

Take and Bake Pizza…Papa Murphy’s

“Dear Susan, would you care to go have a pizza on us?” Pardon? Papa Murphy’s offered ME a night off from cooking, and wondered if I would be interested? Umm, yes? You see, I met the folks of Papa Murphy’s back in April, at a conference on the Pacific Coast.  Before moving to Texas, I […]